Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:56 pm
Post subject: When did you start to show?
Just wondered when you started to show? My tummy is quite big already and I'm only 9 weeks, I'm not particularly slim, size 12 and finding it hard to get my work clothes on and if I find something that fits you can see my tummy is much bigger... noone knows in work and I dont want to tell them until 12 weeks...xxx
Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:25 am
Generally I showed quite late with my first people still didn't realise at 28 weeks , but with number 5 I had a belly from about 6 weeks and couldn't fasten my clothes and by 12 weeks I looked about 6 months (I actually got asked when I was due ) but then it shrunk back down again over the next few weeks and at the end was my smallest neatest bump (thanks to having almost no amniotic fluid )I was about 9 stone and a size 10 back then , and am tallish (5ft 7).
I think early bumps are just bloating as someone else said , I did wonder if it was down to having more "relaxed" stomach muscles that time but with my last I didn't start getting any sort of bump until 16 weeks
I think its just one of those annoying pregnancy symptoms that you either get or you don't and doesn't mean you'll end up with a huge bump xx
Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:41 am
Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:28 am
hey! know I'm a newbie but in the same boat ish! I'm only at 11 1/2 weeks and saw the midwife for the first time earlier this week and she said I have already got a visible bump and apparently not a lot of bloating (asked her as was slightly worried about the size I am getting, have gone from a 16 to 20 in trousers, the other thing she said casually was 'could be twins' could have died lol !!!) same as you no-one in work knows yet but it is really hard to conceal it! all I'll say is good luck!! and hopefully it is just fluid and bloating xxx
Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:26 am
Poppytops I'm also about 5ft and had the same problem. I had to wear maternity trousers from 9 weeks cause I was just so uncomfortable! I only gained 1st 10lb in total so it wasn't weight and my daughter was only 6lb 4oz! a few of my students guessed when I was 10 weeks pregnant but adults are less likely to just ask u outright!
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:08 pm
Thanks for sharing your stories everyone Feeling quite uncomfortable atm, although I feel the bloating has gone down my tummy is getting big, think I'm putting on weight as I'm not doing my usual rushing around and gave up Zumba when I found out as my instructor recommended I did following a M/C last year.
Raspich, I didnt gain much weight in my first pregnancy either, around 1.5 stones, I had a big bump though and my daughter was 9lbs 6oz xx
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 pm
I'm 9 weeks today and I was in the bank and te lady goes when's baby due!!!!!! I didn't have the heart to tell her I was only 9 weeks I thought it was way too embarrassing so I said end if aug when I'm actually due 8 oct!!! I'm so huge I look massive I'm not sure if its bloating it what but everyone's starting to guess now!! Xx